USDA Announces Funding Available Through the Value-Added Producer Grant Program

properity250USDA announced today that $30 million is available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs for the development of new products lines.  Grants up to $250,000 for working capital or $75,000 for planning grants are available. The agency is offering a total of $30 million in this program designed to foster development of regional food systems and bio-based products. The deadline for FY 2015 is July 7. This program requires a 50 percent match from the applicant; eligible applicants include farmers, agricultural producer groups, farmer- or rancher-cooperatives and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures.

Prosperity Ag has helped producers use the Value Add Producer grant to develop projects in aquaculture, specialty dairy products, feed grains and many other areas. Contact Prosperity Ag today at 1-855-783-2388 or grants@prosperityag.com.

 

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